A Good Weekend celebrates International Day of Happiness (20th March 2017) and supports the United Nations’ endeavours, through Global Goal 3, to achieve universal Good Health And Wellbeing.

Being active and feeling happy is a key part of health and wellbeing. Mental wellbeing means feeling good, both about yourself and about the world around you. It means being able to get on with life in the way you want.

With an epidemic of stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness, many people are struggling. It is awareness and easy access to the activities and communities of ‘A Good Weekend’ that can provide much-needed positive experiences.

The mission is to play a part in making the world a happier place. All activities welcome beginners and anyone of any standard to enjoy them alongside likeminded people.

For further information and specialist wellbeing support we recommend the following organisations.

 

 

Talk to them any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal

How Are You is a quiz for over 18s only and is only designed to point you in the right direction. It’s not a medical assessment – if you’re worried about your health you should speak to a health professional.

Five steps to mental wellbeing. Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. 

If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.

The attitudes of others stop people with mental health problems getting the help and support they need.

Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless. Together, we want everyone to open up to mental health; to talk and to listen.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are spearheading the Heads Together campaign to end stigma around mental health. Heads Together aims to change the national conversation on mental health and wellbeing, and will be a partnership with inspiring charities with decades of experience in tackling stigma, raising awareness, and providing vital help for people with mental health challenges

What really makes us happy? Advertisers tell us that happiness comes from buying their products. Celebrities and the media pretend it comes with beauty & fame. And politicians claim that nothing matters more than growing the economy. 

But what does the latest research show?

The Ten Keys to Happier Living are based on an extensive review of the latest findings from the science of wellbeing. They are all areas which research shows tend to make a big difference to our happiness and are within our control.